Holiday Inn Express Puerto Madero
Travel Blogs from Buenos Aires
Woke up to the sun blaring in my window at about 530 am because, yes, it is summer here! I turned over and went back to sleep, then got up around 9 am and grabbed some breakfast from the hotel. I was supposed to meet my friend at another hotel around noon, as his flight was coming in in the morning. I could see a cathedral on the water from my …
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I then had to make my way to El Salvador in Palermo to meet with Torell who was the guy i was staying with by 1pm as he was heading out.
The traffic in BA was crazy and so slow so thankfully he waited for me and i arrived just after 1.
I had a nap and met up with him for an Italian dinner. the portions were huge and the meat in my lasagne was amazing.
Chilled with some wine for a bit before ...
... day trying to stay dry. But we had a great time exploring Calle Defensa a really old pedestrian street that on Sunday is one big market...20 blocks long! Because of the rain though, it wasn't as lively as we are told it is when it is sunny. There are all sorts of things people are selling, Jewelery, clothes, leather goods etc. we stopped inside this old antique market which also sold fruit and bought some bananas ad oranges to munch along the way. ...
... area on horseback, from boats and canoes, from farm trucks and on foot before on the third day we drive in the afternoon roughly 250 kms to a bush camp.
Brotas 23 Feb 2014
Today is a full day 650 kms drive to the remote town of Brotas in southeast Brazil. We stay at a camp site with good facilities
Brotas 24 Feb 2014
This is a non driving day free for adventure activities such as white water rafting. We stay ...
... but could not give it to a non-duke person. So fellow Duke employee and friend, Kevin Fox, agreed to pick it up for me and get it to Emily. Hopefully this works out. Thanks guys!
For now I am able to connect my limping laptop through an external monitor in the business center.
Tonight I may venture out to a nearby restaurant. I have no plans tomorrow either, and couldn't be happier.